Liverpool is a city of migration and movement. The modern history of Liverpool begins with the building of the first dock in 1715. From this time onwards Liverpool’s involvement with slave trade grew dramatically; from 1760 onwards Liverpool became the dominant slave trade port.
Thus from its early development Liverpool was based on trade that brought multifarious influences from different cultures which in turn has shaped the outlook of the city.
There are also numerous articles linked to key milestones that have shaped the city’s history.
The aim is to build up to 30,000, offering people locally, nationally and around the world an extensive historical resource. You can contribute to this history by emailing us with you own photograph/article.